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in japan. tasteless jokes. >> unbelievable news and disturbing news about a member of the charlie's angels cast. charlie sheen couldn't stay out of "the skinny" long. Ñ Ñ Ñ Ñ ÑÑ ♪ skinny so skinny >>> well, this was a big talker on facebook with our facebook fans yesterday. this gilbert gottfried comments, he made tasteless jokes about the tsunami in japan. some kind of joke he tweeted about, you know, a just broke up with my girlfriend but as the japanese say, another one will float by. really tasteless -- >> in japan, the beach comes to you, you don't go to the beach. >> he was the voice of aflac duck and they stepped in and said, not funny and canned him. he apologized saying, i sincerely apologize to anyone who was offended by my attempt at humor regarding the tragedy in japan. i meant no disrespect and my thoughts are with victims and their families. on top of that, some folks have rushed to his side saying, wait a minute, this isn't right, including joan rivers and howard stern. howard says here is a guy as long as i can remember making jokes about the n-word, jews. i mean, y
the humanitarian missions nevertheless will continue. >>> high anxiety. japan pulls emergency workers from its crippled nuclear power plant after surging radiation. dealing with disaster, a new study reveals how prepare suicide the u.s. to deal with the major nuclear emergency. and wave of power -- newly surfaced video shows the force of friday's tsunami as it hits the oregon coastline. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with melting point. a skeleton crew working to prevent an all-out meltdown at the fukushima nuclear plant were forced out of the facility for nearly an hour today. the extremely rare measure was called for following a dangerous spike in radiation that japanese authorities feared was a risk to workers' lives. dan shenman reports. >> reporter: authorities in japan have struggled to avert an environmental catastrophe in the plant in tokyo. the rods were being stored in pools of water. seawater has been pumped into reactors one, two, and three to cool fuel rods as they worked to br
at baltimore avenue. >>> rescue workers are digging out survivors in the devastated coastal towns of japan. every morning, news is more grim than the day before. linda so joins us p with the latest on the rescue efforts going on right now -- joins us with the latest on the rescue efforts going on right now. >> reporter: the late of the official death toll climbed to 2800 and it's getting worse. this morning, a japanese police official says 1,000 bodies washed ashore in one of the areas hardest hit by the tsunami e he thinks an estimated 10,000 people died -- he thinks an estimated 10,000 people died in his prove ns along. there was another -- province alone. a second explosion happened in three days. 11 people were hurt and it's unclear if radiation leaked during the explosion. new images of the tsunami show how powerful the surge of water was. waves that kept coming and coming lasting for about 15 minutes and devouring everything in its path. for survivors, anxiety is growing. getting the basic necessities is becoming nearly impossible. >> this mother says, i was so stressed i could not p
dig out survivors in the coastal towns in japan. it seems every morning, the news is more grim than the day before. linda so is in the interactive news sent earth with the rescue efforts on today. >> reporter: they are trying to look for survivors, but there aren't many. the latest official death toll climbed to 2800 and it's getting worse. this morning, a japanese police official says 1,000 bodies washed ashore in one of the areas hardest hit by the tsunami and thinks an estimated 10,000 people died in his province alone. overnight, there was an explosion at the fukushima nuclear plant sending a thick cloud of moke into -- smoke into the air. it's the second explosion in three days. 11 people were hurt and it's unclear at this point if radiation leaked during the explosion. new images of the tsunami show how powerful the surge of water -- was. waves kept -- water was. waves kept coming. for survivors, anxiety is growing getting even the basic necessities is becoming nearly impossible. this mother says was so stressed i couldn't produce breast milk and didn't know what to feed my ba
. "morning joe" starts right now. >> this is an international tragedy and although japan is a highly advanced economy and technologically equipped to rebuild, at this moment of crisis, it's important all of us join together in providing any help and assistance that we can in the days and months to come. >>> good morning. it is tuesday, march 15th. welcome to "morning joe." with us on set here in washington, msnbc political analyst, pat buchanan. also the washington correspondent for bbc world news america, catty kay, and former white house chief of staff of president george w. bush, andy card in the studio with us this morning. >> we will show some of the headlines just to show -- >> big ones. >> what a big story this is. catty, you lived in japan over three years. give us your insight on some images we are seeing. >> i was there for the kobe earthquake that was in 1995. we are all focused on the nuclear crisis. all of those families who have lost somebody, lost parents, you're hearing the japanese talking in muted ways about their loss. but for japanese, who find expressing emotion in public
bye-bye. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >>> this morning on "early today," high anxiety. japan pulls emergency workers from its crippled nuclear power plant after a surge in radiation. >>> dealing with disaster, a new study reveals how prepared is the u.s. to deal with a major nuclear emergency. >>> and ways of power, newly surfaced video shows the force of friday's tsunami as it hits the oregon coastline. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. welcome to our viewers across the nation, including the pacific time zone. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with melting point. a skeleton crew working to prevent an all-out meltdown at the fukushima nuclear plant were forced out of the facility for nearly an hour today. it was following a dangerous spike in radiation that japanese authorities feared was a risk to workers' lives. nbc's dan shenaman reports. >> reporter: authorities in japan have worked to avert a tragedy. the work has centered on damage to the machine four reactor where spent rods were being stored in pools of water. sea water has been pumped
on "america this morning" and "good morning america," we'll take you back to japan for the very latest on the ongoing disaster. >>> in other news, the persian gulf nation of bahrain is under a three month state of emergency. a reaction to what's escalated into deadly political unrest. demonstrators are calling for political reforms and a change in bahrain's long established monarchy. the military force led by saudi arabia has been clashing with the protesters. so far at least three people have died and hundreds more injured. the u.s. navy's main base in the region is located in bahrain. >>> and in libya, moammar gadhafi's forces appear set for an offensive on the main stronghold of the rebellion there. opposition fighters were routed from a key city yesterday opening the way to their base in benghazi. in his newest comment gadhafi called the rebels rats and also claimed only hundreds not thousands have been killed in the fighting. >>> and with that, here's a look at your wednesday weather. a wet day from san francisco north with seattle expecting heavy rain. up to 2 feet of snow in the
from okinawa and dozens more transport helicopters have moved up the coast of japan. at least 100 air force personnel are working to restore electricity to an air base near the most effected areas. and the 150-member search and rescue teams from virginia and california that have been called upon in so many tragedies, will be moving out into the stricken towns. an indication just how desperate the japanese are for aid, in the 1995 earthquake there where 6,000 people died, the japanese refused most foreign aid. this time they are accepting aid from even rivals like china and south korea. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >> that is certainly telling. >>> now, at ground level, as you can imagine, it is hard to exactly take in the size and scope of the destruction in japan. abc's christiane amanpour has a different perspective after taking an aerial tour. >> reporter: with search and rescue under way in the earthquake and tsunami zone, we wondered how much of the country is affected by this kind of chaos and destruction. the helicopters taking on fuel and we're going up to the sendai
in libya. also breaking news on the deteriorating situation in japan. so welcome, once again, to "american morning." it's been a week now since all of this happened. the tsunami, the earthquake, the number of dead in japan continuing to rise as hopes fade of finding any more survivors amid the rubble. in the meantime, the radiation concerns are spreading, as well. crews are now desperately trying to cool down fuel at one nuclear reactor. the number of dead has climbed to 6,500 people. and the search grows more frantic with 10,000 people still missing. >>> turning to fast-moving developments in libya, stopping gadhafi. britain, france, and the u.s. are scrambling to enforce a no-fly zone over libya now that the u.n. security council has authorized all necessary measures. cnn international correspondent nic robertson is live in tripoli. good morning, nic. >> reporter: good morning, christine. well, we've already heard from the deputy foreign minister here who says he doesn't expect immediate air strikes here, but wouldn't say what preparations the army or anyone else in the country may be ta
: that may be true too. thank you guys. our thoughts and prayers are with the people of japan. >> this is a fox news alerted. >> japanese officials are now very concerned at this hour about two of the country's nuclear power plants this. after friday's massive 8.9 earthquake. an official with the nuclear safety commission is now saying that a meltdown at a nuclear power plant affected by the earthquake is possible. he says that they're actually right now checking to see whether the meltdown has taken place at one of the fukushima power plants, which had lost cooling ability after the earthquake n. all, five reactors have suffered cooling problems, basically the result of no water. the water that usually cools the nuclear material has evaporated and they are not able to get new water to it. so that's why there is this problem. authorities have detected 8 times the normal radiation levels outside one of the facilities, and nearly 14,000 people living near the plants have been evacuated. >> and just hours ago, japan was hit by a 6.8 quake, followed by several trem blores. that's
guys. our thoughts and prayers are with the people of japan. have a good weekend. "baretta" is up next. thanks for being here. we'll see you monday. >> greta: this is a fox news alert, fears of a possible nuclear meltdown in japan. japan has declared a state of emergency at five reactors at two plans after their cooling systems have fail following that massive 8.9 quake that struck japan less than 24 hours ago. thousands at this hour evacuating as radiation levels rise 1,000 times above normal. right now, you are looking at a new video of a ravaged japan. fires sweeping across this decimated country. 30 foot wall of water swallowing up communities. death toll expected to surpass 1,000. right now it is 12 noon in japan. that quake is ravaging japan, causing ferocious tsunamis at 500 mile per hour waves in the pacific that we are feeling here in the united states tonight. at this hour, coastlines halfway around the world are all bracing for disaster from the pacific island to the united states. the shores of hawaii and california where one person is dead after being swept out to sea. cal
of the disaster in japan. tim williams explains why this was so deadly. mary bubala explains. but we begin with randall pinkston. >> the massive tsunami swallowed entire villages. and left others burning through the night. the 23-foot wave, triggered by the largest earthquake ever recorded in japan, swept away cars, boats and buildings. in one coastal town alone, 1800 houses were destroyed or badly damaged. police in the city of sendai have already recovered three bodies. hundreds more are missing. the 8.9 magnitude quake, centered east of tokyo, hit just before 3:00. >> it was so strong. and the undalation of the -- undualation of the earth was so powerful, we had to actually kind of hang onto the side of our house. >> reporter: large buildings shook. the prime minister felt it inside parliament. more than 400 buildings in and around tokyo are without power. >> my workers are all staying in the office. there's no getting out. there's no trains going anywhere. >> reporter: a massive fire. and authorities have evacuated thousands of residents living near the nuclear plant, where the reactor
: are parts made for american cars made in japan? >> a lot of parts. this is how it's going to affect almost everybody. you're getting a lot of parts no matter what. it may be electronic chips, may be transmissions. i don't think anyone has a handle on the situation, how bad it might get. it looks like it will affect toyota more than anyone else. all their plants in japan have been down, some getting back up. honda will be affected. definitely going to be pressure at the dealership level to keep the prices up, especially on models that are in high demand. so i don't expect there will be a lot of bargains for consumers this spring. probably going to be summer before the situation rectifies itself. if you're looking for something like a prius or honda fit that the supply is going to be limited, wait a couple of months. it will probably get better. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. welcome to the second hour of the cnn "newsroom" here at cnn headquarters in atlanta. a lot of news to get you caught up on in libya. but first look at amazing new video captured on march 11th on the tsunami in jap
>> darya: 70 a.m. top story the latest out of japan as the death toll climbs after the earthquake and tsunami that hit friday. >> mark: worries grow over possible melt down of japan's power plant. >> darya: the first full day of trading after the quake. japan's money takes a dive. >> mark: we are live in santa cruz, the latest in the cleanup after is in the harbor. kron 4 news at 7:00 a.m. start to melt. cal. >> darya: thanks for waking up march 11th, 2011. sorry it's march 14th. >> mark: across the pacific and the latest out of japan following the earthquake and tsunami. officials say 1000 bodies have washed up along the coast line as you see this anomaly that head. the death toll 2800, officials say it will likely to rise above the 10,000. millions of survivors are facing a third night without food, water, heating. a power plant to 150 mi. north of tokyo. fuel rods were temporarily exposed. in net unprecedented move they are channeling seawater into the reactor 11 workers were injured in the latest explosion >> darya: you have seen the water, we have video coming out of one of t
>>> this morning on "early today," high anxiety. japan pulls emergency workers from its crippled nuclear power plant after a surge in radiation. >>> dealing with disaster, a new study reveals how prepared is the u.s. to deal with a major nuclear emergency. >>> and ways of power, newly surfaced video shows the force of friday's tsunami as it hits surfaced video shows the force of friday's tsunami as it hits the oregon coastline. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with melting point. a skeleton crew working to prevent an all-out meltdown at the fukushima nuclear plant were forced out of the facility for nearly an hour today following a dangerous spike in radiation that authorities feared put their lives at risk. nbc chief science correspondent robert bazelle reports from tokyo. >> authorities here in japan say they have been serious problems again at the nuclear power plant, particularly in unit number three, which has been sort of kwieette for a while. it was a sharp spike in radiation. it was so sharp, the wor
ruptured japan. just minutes ago the japanese military making the extraordinary discovery and the rescue. the man buried in rubble in one of japan's hardest hit area. and more breaking news. japan makes another announcement though this is grim. the nuclear crisis level raised to a level five. meanwhile, more bad news. time, well, it is running out. japan could be facing its final option, to bury an active nuclear reactor and right now, teams are scrambling to get power pumping into two reactors. they have repaired the power cable but don't take a deep breath. they don't know if the power is working yet and even should the power work they don't know if the pumps they seek to get pumping with the power are working. the situation tonight remains very unstable. very uncertain and no one can tell you exactly what is going happen. and what about the japanese people? those who live near the nuclear reactors? are they getting the truth, all of it. that matters. this is life or death with them. their anxiety, it is real and it is rational. one nuclear plant chief is in tears. he says people could
: i'm heather childers. rescue workers in japan facing continuous aftershocks and latest on the search for survivors. >> gregg: total door entangling, the death toll rising in the new york bus crash. the search for the person that may be responsible. >> heather: and rebels in libya losing ground because muammar khadafy's forces are surrounding the rebels. how involved should the u.s. get? >> gregg: new details now on a major nuclear scare in japan. japanese officials say radioactivity levels very close to the nuclear plant have gone down in the last several hours. this plant facing a potentially disastrous meltdown after an explosion this morning. take a look at these incredible pictures, clouds of smoke rising from up the reactor area. safety officials are scrambling to contain the damage and evacuating 140,000 people in a 12-mile perimeter. adam housley is streaming live with the latest north of tokyo? >> we're about 20 miles from where we were earlier this morning, 70 miles north and to the eat of tokyo, halfway to where the reactors are. the location we are at southern end of where
unbelievable stories of survival. those are coming out of japan. we'll share them with you. >>> plus, what do you do if you share the house speaker's trademarked orange glow? if you're like this guy, you become a john boehner impersonator and hope you can learn to cry on cue. more coming up later. >>> first, we want to get to the news live at 5:30 a.m. here at 30 rock in new york city. just four days after suffering its most devastating natural disaster ever, japan is now potentially facing the worst nuclear accident since chernobyl. in total, there are 17 nuclear power plants across that country. this crisis largely centers around one complex. it's about 170 miles northeast of tokyo. the crippled fukushima power plant. high levels of radiation leaked from the facility this morning after a third reactor was rocked by an explosion and a fourth caught fire. in a brief address to that nation today, the country's prime minister urged calm but said there was a "very high risk of further leakage." after an emergency cabinet meeting, the japanese cabinet warned 140,000 people living within roughly 1
of japan as nuclear meltdown concerns grow. >>> line of fire, security cameras capture a dramatic shoot-out at a tennessee convenience stor >>> and space odyssey, video unveils the international space >>> and space odyssey, video unveils the international space station's newest resident. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today, we begin with exit strategy. as japan's nuclear crisis deepens and reports about the status of one of its nuclear plants differ, the united states has authorized the first evacuation of mernsz out of japan. tracie potts joins us from washington with the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. good morning, everybody. we learned overnight that these will be volunteer evacuations even though the airports have reopened, commercial flights are available, the u.s. state department will be organizing charter flights out of tokyo and other locations in japan to get americans out. the u.s. believes that the radiation levels, especially around the fukushima daiichi mran plants are extremely hig
in the u.s. >>> and more than 10,000 people are feared dead from the earthquake and tsunami in japan. more than 1800 are confirmed dead. more than 1400 are still missing. large areas of the countryside are still surrounded by water and mud. >>> one local effect the damaged santa cruz harbor that will stay closed until next weekend. 18 boats sank and 100 others were damaged when the waves came in after the 8.9 quake in japan. so far two sunken vessels have been recovered and this morning crews are evaluating the damaged and prioritizing boat recovery efforts based on the risk of pollution. the coast guard is enforcing a safety zone meaning boats cannot travel through it. but owners do have access now to their vessels. >>> it is 5:04. let's check weather and traffic. first julie watts. >> good morning. scattered showers out the door this morning. fog along the coast. so be mindful of that and across some bridges. very light scattered showers lingering throughout the morning hours. a closer look. light rainfall from the west to the east. as we move to the second half of the day we'll start t
>>> breaking news. a monster earthquake rocks japan overnight, touching off a massive tsunami that wiped out vast areas. tsunami warnings have been issued for most of the pacific, including hawaii. the earthquake triggered fires that are burning out of control along japan's east coast. transportation is disrupted, and emergency crews are being mobilized as officials only emergency crews are being mobilized as officials only begin to count the casualties. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. a monster earthquake struck japan this morning, triggering a devastating tsunami that swamped a wide patch of the japanese coastline, causing widespread damage, and some major damage, as well. the 8.9 magnitude quake was centered off the northeast japan coastline, about 240 miles northeast of tokyo. it is the biggest quake to hit japan in 140 years. the pictures, they are stunning. take a look. you can see the fires that are still burning at this hour. also, a 13-foot tsunami wave rolled inland, sweeping away everything in its pa
, and los angeles are joining rescuers from japan and other countries. highly drained dogs are able to detect live victims who might be buried in the debris. the teams land the at a u.s. air base about 150 miles north of sendai. >>> the nuclear fears from this crisis in japan are only raising concerns here in the u.s. what if such a disaster ever hit us here at home? david kerley has more on that. >> reporter: japan had never declared a nuclear emergency. it is dealing with six runaway reactors. two in dire shape. >> two reactors now where we have core that is partially melted. this is unprecedented. >> reporter: the good news, inside those buildings, the hot nuclear cores and their primary containment housings are said to be intact. but with no electricity, the japanese are reportedly using firetrucks, taking the drastic step of pumping sea water into the cores and flooding the containment housings of both reactors. a last-ditch effort to cool the cores to stop the nuclear reaction. >> we are at a reactor tipping point. either over the next 24 to 48 hours they'll get coal of these
, japan's prime minister is calling it the worst crisis since world war two as rescue workers search for survivors from the earthquake and tsunami that hit japan. officials what red cross to the magnitude of the damage is not known, 2000 people >> reporter: justice said japan and other very dark, cold night. there follows what was an extremely difficult day for survivors, rescuers and the country as a whole. but days after the largest earthquake on record life is anything but normal. some headed back to work but were left stranded due to pirated, and downed trees. news from the disaster continues to be grim. reports of 2000 bodies discovered off the coast. >> 65 years after the end of war were to this is the tempest, most difficult crisis for japan. >> reporter: the destruction is a one- dimensional. insensate 80 mi. from the epicenter loads of homes of latin, reduce stress. lives, strewn about. on the ground, from the air surest and rescue teams look for survivors they find few miracles. washed away by the tsunami this woman house of to retreat, a floor mat for hours until hall ar
is taking care of your business by taking care of your employees. >>> alarming, new developments in japan today, new concerns about a meltdown at one of the damaged nuclear power plants and new numbers on how many people may have been exposed to radiation. >>> and take a look at this. new, amateur video that came in just a short time ago. can you believe that? it is from the moment that the tsunami hit. these pictures are from miyako, japan, and in a moment we'll show you video from people who sat there and witnessed the tsunami envelope their surroundings. it's hard to believe. good morning, everyone. i'm alex witt and this is "msnbc sunday." we have three big developments to tell you about this morning in japan. the government's top spokesperson says a partial meltdown is most likely under way at a nuclear power plant about 170 miles north of tokyo. three reactors at that plant lost their cooling functions in the aftermath of the massive earthquake and tsunami. meanwhile, more than 200,000 people have been forced to evacuate a 12-mile radius around those nuclear plants. japan's chief ca
't believe the velocity of the huge stories. first and foremost in japan. >> we start with the latest on the devistration in japan. there is another major exexplosion in fukushima, wrap jap. water levels are far enough allow to partially showing the rods. sparking fears of another melt down. >> and bodies have been found in mlyangi. >> stock tock closed down over there six percent. >> u.s. naval forces are moving away from japan over fears of troops exposed to dangerous radiation particularly on the uss regan. >> rescue relief remains top priority but thousands of people are evacuated near the fukushima nuclear plant. if you look at it. second hydrogen explosion to rock the plant and the massive cloud of smoke is carrying radioactive conitalination and that is a concern for the u.s. naval ship providing humanitarian assistance. that affects uss ronald reagan a hundred miles from the plant. they detected low levels of radiation and prompted the ship to move further out to sea. in fact, the commander of the fleet. vice admiral, reveals that the ships are being temporarily repositioned a
. and we will as well. >>> back to the story that -- the radiation from the fallout in that crisis in japan. the radiation has now reached southern california. but the u.s. officials are saying it's a billion times beneath the levels that would threaten anyone's health. japanese officials raised the fukushima accident level from four to five. that means they consider it on par with our own three mile island incident. frantic efforts continue to con taint situation at the daiichi plant. the u.s. military says japan requested an unmanned high altitude reconnaissance aircraft to fly over the troubled plant. that drone is equipped with infrared sensors that can take pictures and get a better understanding what's happening inside the reactor. >>> getting aid to northeastern japan has finally gotten easier. the port of sendai partially reopened. a ship brought in a large container of supplies for hundreds of thousands of people living in shelters. a small measure now of comfort exactly a week after the disaster struck. >>> a week ago today, people rushed out of buildings as a magnitude 9.0 earthq
. this morning, the japan prime minister is calling for help with rebuilding the company. charlie d'agata reports. >> reporter: moments ago the prime minister said the government is sharing all the information it has about the crisis at the nuclear power plant. people were evacuated from the region around the nuclear power plant and many feel they may never get back home. >>> reporter: fire trucks resumed blasting water onto japan's crippled nuclear power plant as crews raced to restore power to the facility. as early as today, they hoped to feed electricity to at least two of the six overheated reactors and get crucial water pumps working again. >> if the cooling systems in the reactors and fuel ponds are basically sound and then the power comes on, then we might look at that moment as the beginning of the end of this crisis. >> reporter: but even if the power starts back up, it's not clear the water pumps will. they may have already suffered too much damage. there are also fears that getting power back online could spark another explosion. smoke billowed again from one reactor today. water in t
on japan. cars and homes swept away by a violent wall of water, now help is on the way. >> for our japanese friends whatever assistance is needed. >> and as rescuers scramble to find survivors, another danger looms. fox 5 is covering every angle of this disaster. thanks for joining us tonight. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. in japan it is now noon on what will be a very long day. the death toll stands in the hundreds. we'll continue to rise -- will continue to rise. rescue aides are rushing to survivors. >> there has been a state of emergency declared at two nuclear power plants. massive evacuations are underway as workers struggle to prevent meltdowns. fox 5's roz plater has our coverage tonight. >> reporter: radioactive levels have surged to about 1,000 times the normal level and some 14,000 people are being told to evacuate and they're telling people as far as 16 miles away to stay indoors. daylight and the devastation is in clear focus, massive fires spill spewing thick black smoke into the sky and there is trouble at two nuclear plants about 170 miles northeast of tokyo. the qua
>>> we've learned a diplomat is confirming radio active fallout from japan has reached southern california. but we have the reason why bay area residents should not be concerned. >>> there's still disturbing overnight news from japan. the big change in the nuclear threat level. >>> also, why this is a nerve- racking morning for thousands of bay area parents. "mornings on 2" begins right now. >>> well, good morning. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's friday, march 18th. >>> rain falling in parts of the bay area, windy out there and the big storm is on the way, right, steve? >> that's correct. we've had pockets of moderate rain and then we'll get areas where it's cloudy and the rain lets out. it's already moving in towards mendocino county and for the bay, it's beginning to show itself across the coast. there's area where the rain has picked up, especially towards napa and down towards rodeo and cordelia. south bay had a little bit of rain. looks like it's let up. on the peninsula, there's one band that went through. there's still plenty to come. this front will give us mo
. this immediately affected a two million person population in northeastern sections of japan. it's producing tsunami warningsthroughout the a sick and i want to let you know as we check out some of the times here, the time frame for the first wave to hit hawaii which comes from the pacific tsunami warning center is expected to reach them just after 8:00 in the morning eastern time. there's a five-hour delay until it reaches what wee and they have evac -- hawaii and they have evacuated low lying area. it would reach 8:07 eastern standard time. that would be again early in the morning, 3:07 a.m. for them and yes there have been watches posted through alaska, and as you can see through the pacific northwest. right now, it looks like the main target maybe near the oregon and washington coast. we will monitor this. back home, we are looking at some rain showers still on maryland's most powerful doppler radar. we have temperatures in the mid- 40s this morning. mostly cloudy skies. we will get to 52 and maybe a brief rain or snow shower this afternoon. a very busy morning from all sorts, but let's see what
american evacuations out of japan as nuclear meltdown fears grow. >>> line of fire. security cameras capture a dramatic shootout at a tennessee convenience store. >>> and space odyssey. astronauts unveil the international space station's newest resident. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> we begin this morning with exit strategy. as japan's nuclear crisis deepens, and reports about the status of one of its crippled nuclear plants differ, the united states has authorized the first evacuations of americans out of japan. nbc's tracie potts joins us from washington with the very latest on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. good morning, everyone. we learned overnight these will be voluntary evacuations even though the airports have opened, commercial flights are available. the u.s. state department will now be organizing charter flights out of tokyo and other locations in japan to get americans out. the u.s. believes that the radiation levels, especially around the fukushima daiich
the quake, waves of terror washed upon japan's shores. wiping out towns, roads, everything in its way. >> the sheer scope of the disaster caused delays in rescue efforts in many cities, including kesennuma. the bbc rupert winfield hayes was there when rescue teams arrived three days after the quake. >> reporter: in kesennuma, reality has been turned on its head. a large ship sits on a dock side. a fishing boat on top of a car. a car on top of a fence. and a house in the middle of the street. this was kesennuma on friday as the massive tsunami swept in, tossing boats aside like children's toys, uprooting houses and turning the city streets into torrents of angry blackwater. much of kesennuma is still under water and walled in by mountains of debris. every street we tried to get down is jammed with piles of cars. even the rescuers are struggling to find a way in. when they do, mostly what they're finding are bodies. this one, a man found trapped underneath a car. nearby, i find this man. his house has been completely destroyed. you can see the tide mark at the top of
>>> good morning. disaster in japan. another 1,000 bodies washed up along japan's earthquake and tsunami-ravaged coast, as the nuclear crisis deepens, with a new explosion at an already damaged power plant. ann curry reports live from the region still reeling from the massive disaster today, monday, region still reeling from the massive disaster today, monday, march 14, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> the images continue to haunt us all. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm meredith vieira. japan's prime minister calling this the gravest crisis in his country since world war ii. >> the death toll is now estimated at 10,000. that's expected to climb. so far, about 2,800 people are confirmed dead including those 1,000 bodies discovered overnight. meanwhile, 11 workers have been injured during a second hydrogen explosion today at the fukushima nuclear plant and the u.s. military shifted some of the fleet further away from shore after military personnel were exposed to low level radiation. the state department is warning americans
>>> a second hydrogen explosion in three days reported at a nuclear plant in japan. the u.s. now shifting offshore aid away from the area. meantime, the death toll is rying in the wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated the nation. we have got the latest developments straight ahead. >>> sexual assault and murder inside a popular store in bethesda. the suspects are still on the loose. fox 5 morning news continues now at 6:00. >>> start you off with a view of the nation's capital this morning. it is monday morning, march 14. 38degrees at reagan national airport. thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm sarah simmons. let's get a check of weather with tucker barnes. he is here with more on what is a chilly start to the day but it will be a nice forecast for the rest of the week too. >> temperature-wise, this will be the cool one today and better and better from here. by the end of the week, spring is going to -- it will feel like spring around here. let's get right to the bus stop forecast. it will be cold for the kids or for you
by the moment in japan as more radiation is spewing in the atmosphere from the damaged nuclear plant. david piper in the air base west of tokyo. good morning, david. >> martha: the nuclear crisis is a dangerous level now. the fukushima nuclear complex has had a number of a explosion and they are saying it is moving to a dangerous level and the international nuclear agency said that fire started in a storage plant that spent nuclear fuel. japanese officials told them the fire was out now because they reportedly had help from the u.s. military. radiation leveled have sored around the complex. japanese authorities told people to seal doors and winnows and stay in home and avoid going out at all. japanese prime minister said radiation is released from the three reactors from the nuclear plant and a high risk of more radiation coming out. reactors are over heat raising the risk. japan has imposed a no fly zone over the plant. high levels of radiation in tokyo and now reportedly dropping. but just outside of tokyo there are above the normal level by 10 times. back to you in the studio. >> martha:
impact. the earthquake in japan triggers a tsunami and leaves hundreds dead. >>> hello, i'm yes, sir and here's what people are talking about today. it's a scene of devastation in japan in a wake of a monster earthquake. 200 are confirmed dead and many more are still missing. the quake triggered powerful tsunamis. the waves hit several countries. wjz has coverage of the event. tim williams is tracking the tsunami and we'll begin with the latest on the situation in japan. >> reporter: the massive tsunami crashed on to the north east coast of japan swallowing villages. the 23-foot wave swept away boats, homes and cars. residents fled to rooftops to escape the water and mood. the police have found 300 bodies in sendai. they're having a hard time getting a handle on the scale of destruction. the earthquake unleashed shortly before 3:00. >> the floor was shaking like a carnival ride. you never knew when it would stop. >> reporter: downtown, large buildings shook and workers poured into the streets. cameras captured the moment that is the quake hit. they've never experienced anything like
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, where simple goodness begins. >>> off the top, the earthquake in japan overnight. there are tsunami warnings across the pacific from russia to california. good morning. i'm steve chenevey. >> good morning. i'm gurvir dhindsa. we want to go straight to our top story. there is now a major rescue operation in tokyo and other cities. authorities say there are no leaks from nuclear plants so far. >> tens of thousands of people stranded in trains in tokyo. we are all getting reports of at least 32 deaths. that number expected to go up though. the 8.9 earthquake, the largest to hit japan in 100 years. the government now calling for international assistance. look at all those cars there in the water with the boats. the u.s. ambassador in japan says the united states is ready to help. >> the pictures coming from there absolutely increedible. the big story for us here at home, the heavy rain that we had in the last 24 to 48 hours. here is a live look from canal road which is closed and it remains closed this morning as a result of flooding and mudslides in that area. we still have a lot of po
satuay which le fo workers d anused masse acuations. japan formerly for lpt. nto stce we ca ja fm comultiple saers, and we witand me idea of the mae ofew es give the disaster. amateur video capturing the monstrous force and cruelty of e tsunami. a tide of over 1,00boes washed up along the japan coast line, overwhelming crematoriums and exhausting supplies of body bags. two u. sear-r-acue team are on the ground to assist and across the country, rescue crews are continuing to search for survivors. millions are on a fourth night without food, water, and heat and near-freezing temperatures on the northeast coast line. tensions are high for those trying to get in touch with loved ones. >> the phones were us abouty all the time and there was no way connect. we trade e-mail. >> reporter: desperation and devastation made worse by constant after shocks, triggering new fears of a massive earthquake. and hundreds of thousands of people are in shelters, but the situation there, too, is grim and there are reports that the shelters are running out of food and water. meanwhile, the u.s. energy d
. >>> death and devastation in japan after that monster earthquake and tsunami. as many as 10,000 people are now feared dead. >>> the clean-up at the tsunami- damaged santa cruz harbor is expected to last for days and we'll show you what salvage crews are facing tonight. >>> off-track, big problem for b.a.r.t. riders and the situation fixed in time for the morning commute. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is kutv channel 2 news at 5:00. >>> b.a.r.t. is using buss for shuttle passengers between the pleasant hill and pittsburg-bay point station. kutv's john sasaki has been talking to bart officials will the problem and the solution. john. >> reporter: heather, we're standing outside the concord b.a.r.t. station and look up there and you can see what is still a twisted mess. almost nine hours after this train derailed. although we just learned that crane is too small for this job, so i so a bigger one must be brought in. three people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. a san francisco-bound b.a.r.t. train derailed at 9:20 this morning giving
.9 earthquake is the biggest earthquake to hit japan. >> and cities along the west coastline are breathing a sigh of relief they were largely spared the tsunami's wrath. with you -- but they did not escape totally. noelle walker has more. >> in hawaii seven-foot waves crashed on maui and sent residents scrambling for safety. in oregon coastal residents awoke to tsunami sirens. >> they started screaming and yelling and running through the trailer park getting everybody up. >> boats were tossed around in santa cruz like they were bathtub toys. south of san francisco beaches were closed and eastbound highways clogged with cars. coastal residents were evacuated to higher ground. in cressent city, most destruction was isolated to harbors and marinas. damage is estimated to be in the millions of dollars. president obama offered immediate aid. >> our hearts go out in japan and across the region. they will stand with us as we recover and rebuild across this region. >> a tragedy that could just as easily happened here. >> for many people here in maryland have been struggling to get in touch with fr
want to begin with breaking news out of asia where an 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck japan killing at least 29 people. it struck hundreds of miles away from tokyo in the northeastern part of the country. we will show you live pictures of the devastation that happened here. it triggered a tsunami with waves really high about 33 feet. water was gushing and it took cars off bridges, and people running out of their buildings in panic. we want to show you what the moment was like following the quake. you can see the panic and the rattleing inside buildings many people were not knowing what was going on. buildings were violently shaking as people tried to run to -- shaking as people tried to run to safety. this is video and cones and cars being washed away by mud. it happened in a rural part of northern japan. fire is breaking out as the mud engulfs everything in this area. again, reports are telling us at least 29 people killed so far. but that death toll could go up as they go in there and search for survivors, people buildings washed away cars washed-up with bridges and marylanders ar
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japan's fourth reactor in crisis. rising raw radiation levels. new reports that helicopters are dropping water on that plant. . >> trying to figure out exactly what scorn on and that japanuclr plant . >> experts here in the state's main timeworn of an creasing risk of nuclear dangers . >> the u.s. putting unmanned military drums over japan's nuclear sites to get a clearer picture from above. on the ground on japan heroic workers at the reactor site continue their on-again off-again task of trying to reduce the nuclear threat. tonight dozens of refugees in shelters are being tested for possible contamination and rescue teams searched the snell for survivors. . >> in fact it's very much an international problem many countries advising their citizens to leave japan as quickly as possible. in the face of a possible nuclear meltdown. and this country the source of it heated debate on capitol hill. . >> right now according to your executive director you are doing nothing new. i haven't heard anything appeared i look at what germany is doing a look at what switzerland is due when n
for sometime. wjz has complete coverage of the disaster in japan. tim williams is tracking the tsunami that ripped through the pacific. yet we begin with randall pinkston with the latest on the damage in japan. >>> >>> the massive saw su -- tsunami left people burning through the night. it swept away cars, boats and buildings. in one coastal town alone, 1800 houses were destroyed or badly damaged. police in the city of sendai have already counted some 300 bodies. hundreds more are missing. the 8.9 magnitude quake, centered about 340 miles northeast of tokyo, hit just before 3:00. >> it was so strong. and the undalation of the earth was so powerful that we actually had to kind of hang onto the outside of our house. >> reporter: large buildings shook. the prime minister felt it inside parliament. more than 4 million buildings in and around tokyo are without power. >> my workers are all just staying in the office. i can't get out. there's no trains going anywhere. >> reporter: a massive fire raised at this power plant. and authorities have evacuated thousands of residents, living near nuc
for joining us on friday morning. japan now classifies the incident in the fukushima power plant as a level 5. it could have have consequences and cause deaths. this as the death tollrises to 6500 confirmed dead and more than 10,000 people missing. smoke seen rising from unit two. it could be from an explosion in the earlier part of the week. workers are trying to restore power so they can cool the reactors and they are doing that today. radiation from the plant is expected to hit the west coast of the united states with lemps that are expected to be minimal. gm is suspending operations in the plant in indiana because of shortage of car parts coming from japan. >> brian: so much coming, the yap jap asked the u.s. for help in getting the nuclear power plant under control as designed by general electric. david piper has the latest on that part of the story, david? >>reporter: yes, good morning. there is a massive military effort to help the japanese people. over50,000 members of the military are involved in this operationn. in the kyoto air base where i am standing now. supplis and help pushing
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